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Occasionally, I felt overwhelming sadness but I countered it with the joy I received when hearing my music. Sometimes, I pretended I was a conductor and swung my arms through the air while listening to my newest song recording. I played it over and over, as often as I could. When I wasn’t physically listening, I could still hear the song’s beautiful notes resonating through me. Continue reading
There are not many things about being younger that I long for. I far prefer my current life. I also believe feeling doubtful and uncertain is poison to the soul. There is nothing more inspiring for me than believing in myself. I wrote this story; because there were few words to describe the euphoria I felt when I saw my college art teacher, Nancy, after at least twenty years. If I could describe my emotion, it would be amazement that my teacher was certain my future was limitless and success was just around the corner for me. Yesterday, I had that exact same feeling as I faced my former teacher in my studio! She sat in a chair across from me while I serenaded her on my guitar. Upon the walls of my studio were many of my paintings. At the age of fifty-one, I could enjoy the knowledge that all of my artistic ventures came true. Continue reading
“Only Tears” was the second to last song that I wrote, before I gave up my music for thirty years. The very last song that I wrote was the one I played at my own wedding, “Song of Joy.” It was for all of my wonderful friends that enriched my life before I got married. I’ve kept in touch with many of my childhood and college friends. Out of nowhere, came the inspiration for me to add another verse to this song. Continue reading
LYRICS TO THE SONG, YOU’LL HAVE NEVER GONE AWAY: I know that soon you will leave me, how will I ever say goodbye? Because there’s so much you’ve left me, since I met you one July. And when you’ve left you’ll still be with me in all the songs I’ll long to play. But every time I see a smile, you’ll have never gone away.